A Boat Captain’s Tale

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A highlight to Chuck’s recent trip to Argentina for the International Federation of Agricultural Journalist (IFAJ) Congress, was during the livestock tour where he witnessed gauchos drive horses and cattle across a local river. Unable to turn down the opportunity for a unique interview, Chuck chatted with the Argentinian boat captain while he guided the tour boat across high waters. …

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Policy Panel at NAMA Fall Conference

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The NAMA Fall Conference featured a policy panel moderated by Sara “Legs” Wyant of Agri-Pulse, and featuring Mike Deering with the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, Garrett Hawkins with Missouri Farm Bureau, and Steve Censky with the American Soybean Association. The need for a new farm bill was the major topic of discussion. “We’re all kind of waiting to see what happens …

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Cattle and Ethanol Debating RFS

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National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Executive Director of Legislative Affairs Kristina Butts is live right now on AgriTalk in a debate with Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen over the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The Great RFS Debate is being co-hosted by Agri-Pulse. Pictured here, left to right, as the debate begins – Bob Dinneen, AgriTalk host Mike …

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Reaction to Court COOL Decision

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A U.S. district court judge today denied a request for a preliminary injunction blocking a final USDA regulation mandating country-of-origin labels (COOL) on meat sold in retail stores until a lawsuit filed July 8 is concluded. That decision made COOL supporters happy but disappointed the plaintiffs, which include U.S. and Canadian meat packer and livestock organizations. “We disagree strongly with …

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Livestock is Big in Entre Rios Province, Argentina

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I think my European twin son of a different mother, the AgroBlogger, said it best in a tweet upon returning from the 2013 IFAJ Congress in Argentina: “Back home for almost two days, but mentally still in this Gaucho-rhythm: Meat, Malbec, Mooh, Meat, Malbec, Mooh… #ifaj2013″ For those of us who went on the livestock tour we were really in …

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RFA and NCBA to Debate Renewable Fuel Standard

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Representatives of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) will be squaring off to debate on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) this week in Washington D.C. AgriTalk and Agri-Pulse will be hosting the debate via broadcast and the web on September 12 starting at 11:00 am Eastern time live from the Longworth Building, Room 1300. …

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CBB Chairman Moving Forward

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Our Beef Board Chair, Weldon Wynn, spoke with Chuck during the committee meetings during the recent Cattle Industry Summer Conference. Weldon was enthusiastic about the new committee structure and gave a positive outlook into the 2014 budget approval. Some committee rooms had standing room only and that can only mean that members are more excited than ever to not only …

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Club Blue Event Welcomes Cattle Producers

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New Holland hosted a Club Blue Welcome Reception during this year’s Cattle Industry Summer Conference. The event represented the new partnership between NCBA and New Holland. Chuck spoke with Mark Lowery, Hay and Forage Specialist, during the event and Mark expressed how New Holland is excited to give support to NCBA members and share what their products can offer cattle …

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Overview of Business Side of NCBA

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National Cattlemen’s Beef Association members have set forth priorities for committees to put into action during the Cattle Industry Summer Conference. Many are challenges or changes our industry needs to take to be more productive and for producers to be able to produce top quality beef for consumers globally. Scott George, NCBA President, chatted with Chuck during the event to …

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Myths Busted About Beef

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The Cattle Industry Summer Conference was more than committee and board meetings. Education was a key element to help arm attendees with facts and figures they can take home and use in everyday conversations with familiy, friends and complete strangers about beef. Chuck spoke with Dr. Jude Capper, Livestock Sustainablity Consultant, after she presented a talk on common myths about …

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